GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 6850 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 260X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,820 vs 3,640 Around 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 4,000 MHz Around 65% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 65% higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s vs 37.2 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS vs 1,488 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
Better T-Rex score 3.67 frames/s vs 1.33 frames/s More than 2.8x better T-Rex score
Better fire strike factor score 33.7 vs 27 Around 25% better fire strike factor score
Front view of Radeon HD 6850

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6850

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,040 vs 1,903 Around 8x better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,230 vs 6,931 Around 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 25% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly higher pixel rate 24.8 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs HD 6850

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
222.35 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6850
139.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6850
13.02 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,357.58
Radeon HD 6850
3,353.74

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,715.1
Radeon HD 6850
3,203.43

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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So the blacks win?
I win
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